World Class Chefs

With multiple world class restaurants, Twin River Casino features some of the finest chefs in the New England area.

Joe Cozza Executive Chef, Twin River Casino

Joe was born and raised in Malden, MA and attended Johnson & Wales University in Providence, RI where he received his degree in Culinary Arts while maintaining Dean’s List status. Joe started his career as a line Chef at Christopher’s on the Hill and The Biltmore Providence. He then accepted the position of Restaurant Chef at Al Dente, a fine dining Italian restaurant at Foxwoods Resort Casino. While at Foxwoods, Joe was instrumental in the grand openings of seven separate restaurants.

After 10 years, he returned to the Ocean State to join the Twin River Team as the opening Restaurant Chef of Carmine’s Italian restaurant; he was also the Chef of Fado Irish Pub, and, finally, Wicked Good Bar & Grill. Joe has appeared on the Providence Rhode Show, TV Maître D’ and the Phantom Gourmet. He has been recognized numerous times for excellence in service and dining. Joe brings with him a wealth of knowledge with over 20 years of culinary and leadership experience.

Carlos Damoura
Head Chef, Fred & Steve’s Steakhouse

Fred & Steve’s Steakhouse is the perfect platform for Chef Carlos to showcase his grilling techniques and innovative approach to the traditional steakhouse experience.

DaMoura originally joined the Lincoln Park family in 1994 as a line cook in the Queen of Clubs Restaurant, which overlooked greyhound racing. He continued to work at Lincoln Park for several years as he completed a four-year Business Administration degree from Johnson & Wales University.

With the sizeable Twin River casino expansion plans in 2005 Chef Carlos had an opportunity to stay on staff and was later promoted to head chef at Fred & Steve’s Steakhouse in 2008. He has continued to astonish his guests with his Portuguese and Creole influenced steak and seafood specials.

Jeremy Kochanek
Head Chef, Wicked Good Bar & Grill

Jeremy is a native Rhode Islander who studied Business Management at the Community College of Rhode Island. He began his professional career in retail management but gravitated to the culinary arts over 10 years ago. Jeremy originally joined the Lincoln Park family in 2006 as a line cook for City Scapes and remained a line cook through the Twin River Casino expansion and grand openings of both Fado Irish Pub and Wicked Good Bar & Grill. Jeremy was promoted to Sous Chef of Wicked Good Bar & Grill in 2011 and took over as Restaurant Chef in 2015. Jeremy has appeared on The Rhode Show on multiple occasions and has been recognized numerous times for excellence in service and dining. Jeremy is motivated by his passion for food and dedication to customer satisfaction, both of which is evident in his creative and popular seasonal menus.

Daniel DiPietro
Head Chef, Shipyard Pub

Chef Daniel DiPietro’s 12 years of restaurant experience combined with a unique perspective & enthusiastic approach has carried him through his varied career. His passion for quality & guest service is now being showcased at the Shipyard Bar & in Twin River’s VIP Lounge. Starting at the bottom as a dishwasher and busser at a small Cafe when he was 14 & having been instructed only in kitchens working directly with Chefs across Rhode Island, Chef Dan has firsthand experience with multiple foreign & local cuisines. You will typically find a mix of different techniques in both his cooking & leadership styles. Chef Dan strongly believes that quality of food lies within the cook’s strict & consistent attention to detail & a refined foresight of the guest’s expectations. DiPietro has worked at numerous local Italian, American, & Japanese restaurants in the state as well as climbing through the ranks of Twin River’s world class dining facilities, & has been featured on the Rhode Show as well as Dirty Water TV.

Todd May
Head Chef, Banquets

Todd was raised in Hopkinton MA and graduated from Newbury College in Brookline, MA receiving a Culinary Arts degree. He has been the Executive Chef at several Massachusetts exclusive golf clubs including Weston Golf Club and Hopkinton Country Club, where he designed the kitchen with renowned restaurant architect Kevin Brown. Todd has been in the food service industry for over 25 years, with varied cuisine styles and understandings in his repertoire. Todd joined the Twin River team five years ago. He started as the Sous Chef at Twin River Casino’s premier steakhouse, Fred & Steve’s, where he was for three years, and promoted to the Banquet Chef at Twin River Casino two years ago. He has appeared on the Providence Rhode Show and entertained guests with numerous food demonstrations in the Twin River Event Center. Todd’s understanding and knowledge of ever changing food trends keeps the guests at Twin River satisfied and returning for more.